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**Divide a 5-inch line into two parts so that one part**

(a) 2 1/4 inches shorter than the other

(b) 3 times the other.

**Answer**

part

a), solve this system of x + y = 5 x - y = 2.25 2x = 7.25 x = 3.625 y = 1.375 part

b), solve this system of x + y = 5 x = 3y y = 1.25 x = 3.75

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